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Juvenile gingivitis


Juvenile gingivitis is not a specific form of gingivitis with peculiar symptoms. It is simply a teenage disease. Juvenile gingivitis appears in the form of catarrhal gingivitis in pubertal period. The disease will usually disappear in some 2-3 years. Though there are cases, when juvenile gingivitis can turn into hypertrophic gingivitis or even parodontitis. Juvenile gingivitis usually affects girls at the age of 10-11 and boys at the age of 14-15.

Juvenile gingivitis can be caused by lowered resistibility of parodentium. As a result, juvenile gingivitis can be merely a symptom of some common disease. The possible common diseases are:

  • Chronic cardiovascular diseases;
  • Endocrine diseases;
  • Pulmonary diseases complicated by oxygen starvation;
  • Chronic diseases of gastrointestinal tract complicated by endogenous hypovitaminosis, and some other diseases.
Juvenile gingivitis has some symptoms that can help you to identify the disease.
Common lesions of the edge of gum that usually affect the upper jaw or the front teeth of both the upper and the lower jaw are usually indicative of a serious influence of some irritants. Girls can suffer gingival hemorrhage before and after premenstrual period. It is worth mentioning that girls in pubertal period experience intensive excretion of sex hormones. At the same time, excretion of progesterone is seriously lowered. The course of the disease in such case usually depends on the predominating hormone. This or that hormone can lead to development of some specific symptoms. In this case you will definitely need your dentist`s consultation.
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